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 Supports for Victims of Family Violence During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Albertans stress and anxiety during this difficult and unprecedented time, and for families experiencing domestic violence, it can be so much more severe as the isolation can compound an already dangerous situation.

Support for Victims of Family Violence During COVID-19

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Emergency Protection Orders

As a result of a collaboration between Legal Aid Alberta and Alberta Courts, all Queen’s Bench EPO Review hearings will take place remotely across the province of Alberta.

Important Information (EPO Applicant)

Important Information (EPO Respondent)

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COVID-19 Update - July 6, 2020

Legal Aid Alberta remains committed to serving its clients through this unsettled period.  Public health requirements as well as changes made by Alberta Courts have resulted in some changes to our procedures.

LAA is completing assessments by phone for all eligible criminal, family and immigration matters. If you wish to apply for legal aid, contact us at 1-866-845-3425. 

To protect the health and wellbeing of staff and clients, no in-person assessments are currently being completed at the Courthouses.

Family Matters

Important information for clients seeking assistance with family matters can be found in the Family Law page of this website.

Duty Counsel

We continue to provide legal services, including Duty Counsel, at courthouses across the province. Some of those services may be provided by phone or CCTV as determined by the respective courthouses. 

You should not attend court unless it is an urgent matter and your personal appearance is required. 

Please visit the Alberta Courts website ( for up to date information on court proceedings, including which matters are being heard and in which courthouse locations. 

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Call us toll free at: 1.866.845.3425 Please call during our business hours: Monday - Friday 8:15am to 4:15pm (Alberta time) Or visit one of our courthouse locations.

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